In this blog-exclusive mini photo shoot, we feature a bouquet of wildflowers and greenery set against a silver and purple-toned tablesetting in the fading evening light of late summer. Sometimes we just have the urge to get outside and create something!
What we love the most about this first shot is that the wildflowers on the table are framed by the yellow buttercups growing just beyond the fence.
What are the flowers, you ask? We suspect the main purple buds might be a form of milkweed. Below, to the upper left of the bouquet is purple cirsium, more commonly known as thistle. Toward the upper right is a buttercup. And the other yellow flower is goldenrod, which is often confused with ragweed and unfairly blamed for causing hay fever. Unlike ragweed, however, goldenrod pollen is too heavy and sticky to be blown into the wind, where it could otherwise trigger allergic reactions.
Are we correct in our assessment of milkweed? Tell us in the comments below! For more summer wildflowers, also check out our recent Adirondack wildflower round-up. For flower arrangements of a professional nature, check out our online flowers gallery!